Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to teach us a really important life lesson. Help when someone needs help. Having the intent to help is good but acting on that intent is much better. The Samaritans intent didn’t save the wounded man it was his actions that saved his life. The Samaritan didn’t care about race he showed us that racism has no place in society and that we should love everyone; even people seen as our ‘enemies’. This is an important lesson for children to be taught even when they are young so that we can build community and see everyone as equal.
A re-telling of the story on Youtube:
A re-telling of the Good Samaritan: